Casey Cromwell joined the WashU softball program as the head coach this year after the departure of Michelle Venturella. She previously coached at neighboring Fontbonne University for five years.
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After leading WashU softball to the postseason, head coach Michelle Venturella and assistant coach St. Clair announced their departure from the University on August 1, 2022. Venturella’s resignation is the fifth head coach change in the WashU athletic department since 2020.
WashU softball captured two wins at NCAA Regionals before dropping the second two games by one run.
The team’s ERA slots them in the top 25 of all Division III pitching staffs. Opponents have a .208 batting average against WashU’s pitchers and have scored 81 runs in comparison to WashU’s 231.
The freshman has totaled 42 hits in 32 games played and leads the team in runs batted in. She has a .460 on base percentage and has only struck out swinging four times.
The Bears demonstrated both the best and the worst of its offense this weekend as the team won two and dropped two to remain even at 9-9 on the year.
The softball team’s last six games have all been canceled, but junior Katie Gould has found a way to score a run per game so far this year.
Many Bears teams have found their stride as the weather starts to warm.
The Washington University track and field team had not competed in person in over a year before this weekend’s meet. But they made the best of it, winning the meet to get the season started after numerous pauses due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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